Skills International GmbH

ECQA Certified EU Project Manager

The management of European projects is a complex process which requires experienced and trained experts. Based on practical know-how in project management, EU Project Managers acquire the necessary skills to manage successfully projects that are co-funded by the EU.

 

Qualification & Certification 

 

Introduction into EU Projects

EU Structure and Institutions

Introduction into EU Programmes

Project Objectives
and Finances

Start up and Objectives

Management of Work Packages and Project Results

Finance Management

Contract Management

Cooperation

Communication and Team Management

Exploitation and Sustainability

Reporting

Quality Management

Quality Planning and Control

Risk Management

 

Have a look at the Skill Card for ECQA Certified EU Project Managers.

 

TARGET GROUP

Training is especially designed to provide project managers, administrators and financial personnel with the skills needed to successfully develop and implement European projects.

  • Project Managers
  • Administrations
  • Research Managers
  • Financial personnel
  • Coordinators or partners of EU-funded projects      
  • Proposal developers
  • Representatives of managing authorities

 

 

EU FUNDING PROGRAMMES 2014-2020

The Training covers a range of EU Programs, the main focus is mainly on the new EU Programming Period 2014-2020.

  • Horizon 2020
  • Erasmus+
  • Cohesion Policy, Structural Funds                          
  • COSME
  • EUREKA             
  • Creative Europe
  • Europe for Citizens

 

DURATION AND FORMS OF ONSITE TRAINING COURSES

The training course is available either as a 2 -5 days training with lots of practical examples. Some onsite training courses are combined with blended eLearning before or after the workshop.

There are special editions of the course targeting specifically knowledge for EU proposal developoment, writing a successful application, evaluation and monitoring, or also finance and audits.Training courses are designed either as

  • Onsite training courses                                          
  • eLearning
  • Webinars
  • In-house courses

 

CONTENT

Become an expert for the development and management of EU-funded projects and proof your knowledge and/or experience as a certified professional for

-    the life cycle of EU-funded projects
-    structure of EU institutions and EU programs
-    best practice how to integrate your project idea into EU funding programs
-    New EU Programmes 2014-2020
-    calls for proposals and related documentation
-    the process for project application and success criteria

-    from contract preparation to the project implementation
-    financial planning and reporting, preparation of audits
-    best practices in selecting and managing EU project partnership and partner search
-    risk management in EU projects and best practice how to avoid risks
-    quality management in European projects
-    management of distributed teams and IT support
-    inter-cultural factors in European projects

 

TAKE ADVANTAGE FROM 20 YEARS OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE!

The practical hands-on training course includes knowledge from Regional Contact Point Southern Austria, National Contact Point consulting and EU project participation since 1995.

A European skills set of an European Project Manager, a set of courses and exercises and a skills portal system to test your skills have been developed in a European partnership in 2003 – 2006 (LEONARDO DA VINCI, MANAGEUR). Collaboration has been continued in different projects like TEMPUS CROMEU, where the training was implemented and adapted to Western Balcan Countries like Croatia.

A European Job Role Committee in ECQA led by Skills International GmbH continues the development and coordination of this successful job role and qualification.

So far more than 700 EU project managers have been trained in Europe. Participants came from leading European companies, research centers, administrations, ministries etc.

 

COURSE PRESENTER MAG. ANDREA FENZ

 

Director of Skills International GmbH, Austria and Skills International L.L.C., Kosovo

APS – European Programmes for Technologies and Training,    Director and Project Coordinator
(1995 - 2009)

                    

  Key qualifications:

  • Regional Contact Point 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th Framework Programme on behalf of Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, Austrian Ministry of Economy, Regional Government of Styria and Chamber of Commerce Carinthia in collaboration with FFG  (1995 – 2008)
  • National Contact Point NCP Austria for the 6th EU Framework Programme, IST Programme (Information Society Technologies)
  • EU Innovation Relay Centre Austria for international technology transfer: Partner for Southern Austria in collaboration with FFG (1995 – 2008)
  • Regional Contact Point for EU Educational Programme LEONARDO DA VINCI (2000 – 2004) in collaboration with National Agency Austria
  • Co-ordinator of EU mobility projects in ERASMUS and LEONARDO DA VINCI (2000 – 2008)
  • Coordinator of the Austrian task force EU Lobbying for the 7th Framework Programme (2008)
  • Coordinator of Job Role Committee for the ManagEUr Training – Certified European Project Manager in the European Certification and Qualification Association (ECQA)
  • Proposal Evaluator for ÖAD – Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research, Lifelong Learning Program, Vienna
  • External evaluation expert for EU-funded projects
  • Consulting expert for FP7 and Horizon 2020 with FFG/EIP, Vienna, Austria
  • Collaboration with Agency for European Integration and Economic Development (AEI) in Kosovo

 

Key qualifications as a trainer

  • Certified Adult Trainer (WIFI)
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified EU Project Manager
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified Innovation Manager
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified Researcher - Entrepreneur
  • Trainer for ECQA Certified IT Consultant for SME Software Selection
  • Trainer for ECQA Certifiied Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
  • Trainer for EU proposal writing
  • Language teaching

 

Coordinator or partner in the following EU projects with APS or Skills International GmbH

EU Programme

Project

Duration

Erasmus+ From Fantasy to Reality 2014 - 2015

LLP Grundtvig Partnership

ADULT LITERACY

2013 - 2015

Leonardo Development of Innovation

ResEUr

2009 - 2011

Tempus Croatia

CromEU

2006 – 2009

Leonardo Pilot Project

ManagEUr

2003 – 2006

Leonardo Dissemination

Victory

1999 – 2001

Leonardo Pilot Project

Bestregit

1996 – 1999

Leonardo Expert Exchange

Top Transfer

1998 – 2000

Leonardo Pilot Project

EPIC

1997 – 1998

Leonardo Pilot Project

PICO

1995 – 1998

Leonardo Mobility

Alba

1998 – 2000

Leonardo Mobility

Leopard

1999 – 2001

Leonardo Mobility

Ahead

2000 – 2002

Leonardo Mobility

Abroad

2000 – 2002

Leonardo Mobility

Arise

2001 – 2003

Leonardo Mobility

Approve

2001 – 2003

Leonardo Mobility

Etappe

2002 – 2004

Leonardo Mobility

Straight

2002 – 2004

Leonardo Mobility

Profit

2002 – 2004

Leonardo Mobility

Score

2003 – 2005

Leonardo Mobility

Quarry

2003 – 2005

Leonardo Mobility

Bridge

2004 – 2006

Leonardo Mobility

Astoria

2004 – 2006

Leonardo Mobility

Gambit

2005 – 2007

Leonardo Mobility

Preview

2006 – 2008

Leonardo Mobility

Vision

2006 – 2008

LLP Erasmus Mobility

Best-EUR

2007 – 2008

Leonardo Pilot Project Bacche 2000 – 2001

 

 

 

PHARE CBC Austria - Slovenia

eProjekti

2004 – 2005

Interreg 3A

RIM

2002 – 2005

Interreg 3B

Alpinetwork

2003 – 2006

 

 

 

FP4 Innovation

IRCA

1995

FP5 IST

Teamwork

2001 – 2003

FP5 IST

Media-ISF

2001 – 2003

FP5 Innovation

IRC NRC3.01

1997 – 2000

FP5 Innovation

IRC4.01

2000 – 2004

FP6 Innovation

IRC6.01

2004 – 2008

 

Education

Institution
[ Date from - Date to ]

Degree(s) or Diploma(s) obtained:

University of Graz
1986-1993

University, Master of Philosophy (Mag.)
Department of Translation Studies: English, German, Italian

EU – Certificates Association (2007)

Trainer Certification “ECQA Certified Innovation Manager Courses”

EU – Certificates Association (2007)

Trainer Certification “ECQA Certified EU Project Manager Courses”

WIFI Graz
2005 - 2006

Trainer for Adult Education

Abend-HAK Graz
1994 - 1995

Software Engineering

BFI Köflach
1991

Apprenticeship “Industrial Clerk” with special competences for export / import experts

BULME HTL Graz
1981 - 1984

Higher Technical School for Telecommunication and Electronics

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